Sydney College of the Arts

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Sydney College of the Arts
Sydney College of the Arts (logo).png
Established 1974
Type Public
Dean Professor Colin Rhodes (May 2006)
Location Sydney, NSW, Australia
Campus Kirkbride Building, Rozelle
Nickname SCA
Affiliations University of Sydney

The Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) in Rozelle,[1] Sydney, Australia is the visual arts faculty of the University of Sydney. It is housed in the Kirkbride complex, a cluster of sandstone buildings designed by James Barnet, the government architect in the late 19th century. The complex was part of the Callan Park Lunatic Asylum for the Mentally and Criminally Insane, which was built between 1878 and 1884.[2] It was a major psychiatric hospital for many years but, in the late 20th century, the hospital functions were moved to the western section of the estate and the Kirkbride complex became the home of the College of the Arts. The college is a base for the study of the visual arts.

Studio areas at SCA include Ceramics, Jewellery and Object, Glass, Photomedia, Film and Digital Art, Painting, Printmedia, Sculpture Performance and Installation and Theoretical Enquiry.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ University of Sydney website
  2. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p.2/39-40

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Coordinates: 33°51′55″S 151°09′46″E / 33.865259°S 151.162696°E / -33.865259; 151.162696